Dental Implants:

Teeth are lost for a variety of reasons such as tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, trauma and root fractures. Whenever a tooth is lost, changes begin to occur in the oral environment. One of the most dramatic changes is the loss of bone in the area previously occupied by the tooth. If enough teeth are lost, there is loss of muscle support with the development of premature wrinkling and the appearance of aging. 

When teeth are lost and not replaced in a timely manner, drifting and spacing occur. This not only presents an esthetic problem with ugly spaces, but a physiological problem. Drifted teeth do not fit together properly. This leads to bite problems with pain in the facial muscles and jaw joint. Replacement of missing teeth in a timely manner can prevent these problems from occuring.

If these problems exist, we can "turn back the clock" by using a combination of dental implants in conjunction with other advanced dental procedures.

We have the wonderful option of performing these procedures comfortably while you sleep!

Root Form Implants:

A root form implant is a metal cylindrical or cone shaped device that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It is normally used in the areas with adequate bone or in areas that have had bone grafting performed. This type of implant fits into the bone. A small hole is prepared in the bone and then the implant is threaded into the prepared site and allowed time to heal, usually 4 to 6 months.

Subperiosteal Implants:

This type of implant is a custom made metal framework. It is indicated for patients that have lost considerable bone and normally have difficulty chewing with a lower denture.